Psalm 91: 'God sent his angels incharge of you to guard and guide you wherever you are...'
October 2nd , celebrated the feast of Guardian Angels. This day has a special appeal to the children .You can remind children about the angelic protector, to whom you can always confide especilally when there is any need. Pray to Guardian angel as often as possible especially when you get up ,out for the day. At bed time, we try to say with children the Guardian Angel prayer and bless them on their forehead, so that they know God has provided each one of them with their own guardian angels to protect them. Considering the existence of Angels in our daily lives and in the life of the church.CCC teaches their existence as the 'truth of Faith'. Item 328 says 'witness of scripture is as clear as unanimity of tradition'
Children read about the angels , instances where God sent angels in the New and Old Testament from the book 'The Angels, God's Messengers and Our Helpers'.
Table Blessing for the Feast of the Guardian AngelsIDEAS borrowed from Shower of roses.
A Mother's Prayer to the Guardian Angels of her children:
Reading: They come, God's messengers of love, they come from realms of peace above, from homes of never-fading light, from blessful mansions ever bright. Lord, to us the zeal of angels give, with love to serve you while we live; To us an angel-guard supply, when on the bed of death we lie. (Robert Campbell)
Responsory Verse: God gave his angels charge over us,
Response: to protect us in all our ways.
The Lord's Prayer
Blessing: Almighty God, our creator, we unite with the choir of angels to sing your praises daily. And today, we give you thanks for giving the angels to us, as messengers of your mysteries and as protectors of our bodies and souls. Grant us to share this meal in peace, joy, and thanksgiving, being always mindful of the unfailing protection of our guardian angels. We ask you this, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
I humbly salute you, O you faithful, heavenly Friends of my children! I give you heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show them. At some future day I shall, with thanks more worthy than I can now give, repay your care for them, and before the whole heavenly court acknowledge their indebtedness to your guidance and protection. Continue to watch over them. Provide for all their needs of body and soul. Pray, likewise, for me, for my husband, and my whole family, that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed company. Amen.
'O Guardian Angel preserve me from the misfortune of offending God'